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Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me The Truth

Read "Tell Me The Truth" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It is completely fitting that vocalist Roseanna Vitro conceive of and release a recording devoted to the music of the American South. But, this is not just any thoughtlessly- assembled concept recording. Vitro is the master of intelligently programmed and produced thematic albums as evidenced by: Catching Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles (Telarc, 1997); ...

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NYC Saxophonist Adison Evans Celebrates The Hero In All Of Us

NYC Saxophonist Adison Evans Celebrates The Hero In All Of Us

Known for her work with Beyoncé, Jay Z and Demi Lovato; Adison Evans draws on her influences, travels and life experience HEROes that have influenced her both musically and personally for a deeply personal offering, that encompasses a love for jazz, R&B and positive affirmation. Adison Evans is a dynamic millennial who has shared the stage with ...

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Randy Bernsen Heats Up With "Grace Notes"

Randy Bernsen Heats Up With "Grace Notes"

Grace Notes marks Randy Bernsen’s return to working on a bigger canvas with another all-star cast, including Yellowjackets co-founders Jimmy Haslip and Russell Ferrante, drummers Peter Erskine, Gary Novak and Virgil Donati, keyboardist Scott Kinsey Mac Chew and Colin James, saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, percussionists Luis Conte, Archie Pena and blues harmonica ace Rockin’ Jake. Florida homeboys ...

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Masha Campagne - Like Water, Like Air - Featuring: Guinga, Hendrik Meurkens, Weber Iago - Set To Release November 6, 2012

Masha Campagne -  Like Water, Like Air  - Featuring: Guinga, Hendrik  Meurkens, Weber Iago - Set To Release November 6, 2012

Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer Moscow-born vocalist Masha Campagne spent her formative years studying cello and piano at the famed Gnessin State Musical College. Her grandfather, Matthew Fayans, an accomplished multi-reed player introduced her to jazz and bossa nova music. Whether attending his shows with the 25-piece Metropole Big Band Orchestra or delving into his extensive LP collection Campagne had a host of early influences, among ...

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Introducing Trumpeter Mike Cottone

Introducing Trumpeter Mike Cottone

MIKE COTTONE, “JUST REMEMBER" RELEASING AT ALL FINE RETAILERS AND TO RADIO ON AUGUST 8, 2011 Just Remember is a highly personal collection of songs that Cottone wanted to be a reflection of his journey thus far and to pay tribute to a pivotal figure in his decision to become a musician. Produced by Grammy-award-winning drummer Ulysses Owens (known ...

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Re-Introducing Aimee Allen and Winters & Mays

Re-Introducing Aimee Allen and Winters & Mays

Re-Introducing Aimée Allen Aimée Allen—vocals
Pete McCann—guitar
Toru Dodo—piano
Craig Akin—bass
Jacob Melchior—drums and percussion
Victor Prieto—accordion Aimée Allen's intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was literally scored with classic jazz, because of her mother's intense love of the music. The influence of the jazz tradition ...

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Kari Gaffney: Angel Eyes

Read "Angel Eyes" reviewed by Harvey Pekar

Once every generation an artist comes along who transcends a particular style of music and broadens its appeal to listeners of all stripes. For vocal jazz, that artist is undoubtedly Kari Gaffney. Angel Eyes, Gaffney’s sexy, sultry release, illuminates songs of the classic songbook, as well as a twist of some of the not so obvious. ...

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Kari Gaffney: Angel Eyes

Read "Angel Eyes" reviewed by Brad Scotia

I have seen many reviews on Kari Gaffney, but I had never listened to her CD. Reviews claiming Sultry, Powerful, Seductive. Was it hype, fact or fiction? When I got my copy, I saw rare beauty on the cover. This really set my alarm off. Is this another vocalist with great looks and no substance or ...